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AORANGI
The AORANGI departed from London on 30th July, 1887 and arrived in Wellington via
Capetown & Hobart, on 12th September, 1887. Captain J A Sutcliffe was in command.
From the "Evening Post" newspaper of, Tuesday, 13th September, 1887.
ARRIVAL OF R.M.S. AORANGI, FROM LONDON
The New Zealand Shipping Company's R.M.S. Aorangi. Captain Sutcliffe, from London, arrived off the Heads at 6.30 last night, but the weather being thick did not get in till 9.15 pm. The voyage has been a pleasant one, and all the passengers have arrived in good health. Entertainments of various kinds were introduced, the concerts being under the leadership of Mr Lee, the organist of tho Melbourne Town Hall. Excepting that Mr Wills is now third, and Mr McRay fourth officer, and Mr Hannah surgeon, the personnel of the officers is  unchanged. The Aorangi left Plymouth at 1.30 pm on 30th July, and arrived at Madeira on 3rd August; left at 4.60 pm, and reached Capetown on the 19th at 6 pm; sailed next day, and made Hobart at 9.15 am on the 8th instant; made another start at 4.30 pm same day, and came in as above. She experienced about the ordinary run of weather, being adverse in the vicinity of Table Bay. The voyage occupied - reckoned to 6.30 pm - Mail time, 43d 17h 4m;  stoppages, 1d 5h 35m; steaming time, 42d 11h 29m. Her best day's run was 837 miles. The Aorangi brings 250 bags of mails and a very large cargo, having no less than 3055 tons on board, about 1000 of which is for this port. She will probably leave here on Friday for Auckland. We have to thank Mr Kane, purser, for files and reports.
The following is a list of her passengers :-
WELLINGTON:
Second Saloon
Misses
Forsyth A & E
S Boyles
3rd
Misses
Banks x 2
Burns
Cavendish
Connor
Rossiter x 2
Lea
Zindee
Webb x 4
Mesdames
Connor
Cavendish and boy
Darley
Lea
Rossiter
Webb
Messrs
Banks
Cavendish
Connor J
Darley
Webb
Shaw
Sullivan
Sweeney
Wyard
Zinslie
AUCKLAND:
Saloon
Misses
Gillies
Barry
Bourke Mrs
Thompson Mr & Mrs
Gillies Mr Justice
2nd
Misses
Gilflllan
Beaumont
Farrar
Hanlon
Nield
Jackson
Mesdames
Hardy x 2
Lillington
Messrs
Hardy
Lillington
Barbour S
Geake W
Gilfillan J
Hardy x 2
Shanley E
3rd
Misses
Gibson
Butler
Mesdames
Gibson
Young
Messrs
Gibson
Young
Baker J
Bruce T
Gibson R x 2
Horsefield D
Jackson H
Murphy P
Neale E
Williams F
LYTTELTON:
Saloon
Pickering Mr F H
2nd
Misses
Dast F & J
3rd
Macaffery Misses x 2
Messrs
Kinguella
McHardy x 2
Norton A
Davis T
Dixon W
O'Reilly W
Woods F
NELSON:
Saloon
Atkin Miss E
Hale Mr A
3rd
Messrs
Rousen
Wilson
PORT CHALMERS:
Second saloon
Messrs
Watt G
Tyle M
3rd
Messrs
Gillegan
Patterson x 3
Munro D
Schneider C
Arthur W
Johnson J
TARANAKI:
2nd
Messrs
Lawley L
Underhill H
3rd
Tirgey Miss
Messrs
Brown J
Carter P
Cole W
Matkin W
Rinks H
NAPIER:
Messrs
Berry H
Dawkes D
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